How to Help Your Church Grieve During the Holidays (with Kate Blackshear) | #33 Tear Gas & Gumdrops

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to a loss any kind.

The holidays are going to trigger grief for many in your church. Even the most well-meaning, Jesus-loving folks may find themselves ill-equipped to respond.

This episode features Kate Blackshear, a hospice chaplain and pastoral counselor. Kate’s ministry and passion focuses on helping people during experiences of grief. In this episode, you’ll learn what grief is, as well as tips on how to respond and how not to respond. You’ll also hear about the grief sharing opportunities Kate has created in her church community.

If you’d like to learn more, you can contact Kate Blackshear at

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